Matthew Truscott studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and in Bloomington, Indiana where his teachers were Erich Gruenberg, Simon Standage, Vera Beths and Mauricio Fucs. He now shares his time between period instrument performance and ‘modern’ chamber music, appearing with some of the finest musicians in both fields.
As a soloist and director Matthew has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, as well as with the King’s Consort at the Wigmore Hall on numerous occasions.
Recently appointed as one of the leaders of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, other engagements as concertmaster have included projects with English National Opera, The English Concert, The King’s Consort, Dutch National Opera and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. He is leader of St James’ Baroque, the Classical Opera Company and the Magdalena Consort. Matthew is professor of baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London.